Vocabulary Power Plus for the New SAT: Lesson 4

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celibate

adj. abstaining from intercourse; unmarried

fortuitous

adj. happening by chance or accident

syn. of fortuitous

accidental; unexpected

ant. of fortuitous

premeditated; intentional

recapitulate

v. to summarize; to repeat briefly

perfunctory

adj. done without care; in a routine fashion

syn. of perfunctory

indifferent,offhand

ant. of perfunctory

diligent; attentive

baroque

v. overly decorated

syn. of baroque

ornate

ant. of baroque

simple

hedonism

n. pursuit of pleasure, especially of the senses

obloquy

n. strong disapproval; a bad reputation resulting from public criticism

debacle

n. a complete failure; a total collapse

syn. of obloquy

censure; rebuke

ant. of obloquy

acclaim; praise

syn. of debacle

calamity; catastrophe

ant. of debacle

success; triumph

quasi-

adj. resembling; seeming; half

besmirch

v. to make dirty; to stain

syn. of besmirch

soil; sully; smear

ant. of besmirch

cleanse

imperative

adj. extremely necessary; vitally important

sacrosanct

adj. extremely holy

syn. of sacrosanct

divine; angelic

sadistic

adj. deriving pleasure from inflicting pain on others

syn. of sadistic

barbarous; perverse

ant. of sadistic

civilized; humane

demeanor

n. behavior; manner of conducting oneself

syn. of demeanor

deportment

facetious

adj. comical; jocular; flippant

syn. of facetious

joking; witty; jocose

ant. of facetious

solemn; serious

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